Bioperl-guts: Re: Bio::Seq feedback

Kate katel@worldpath.net
Sun, 1 Aug 1999 10:19:44 -0700


>I'll go one farther and ask why the start attribute is needed
>in the sequence proper.  Now, I'm a structure person, and I don't
>deal much with raw sequences.  Still, it seems to me that 'start' is
>only relevant with respect to a record -- it is the offset with
>respect to *something*.
>

  You'd get different translations, from RNA to protein, depending on where
you start.  You might want to try start 0, 1, 2 and see which matches a
protein sequence.

                                     Kate

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